Laser Vein Removal in Fairfax, VA
What are varicose veins and spider veins?
When blood pools inside your veins, it can cause them to become enlarged and twisted. When enlarged veins become visible and protrude out from the skin, they are known as varicose veins. Most of the time, varicose veins are caused by an insufficiency in the venous valves that should prevent blood from flowing backward through the circulatory system.
Spider veins are smaller blood vessels that are enlarged. They don’t protrude, but the network of veins becomes visible beneath the skin, and looks similar to a spider web.
What conditions cause varicose veins?
It’s not always clear what exactly causes varicose veins or spider veins, but a number of factors can increase your risk for developing them. Some of these include:
- Occupations that involve excessive standing
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Birth control pills
If you have a history of blood clots or a family member with varicose veins, you’re more likely to develop varicose veins at some point in your life.
How does the Elite+ laser work?
Elite+ can be used almost anywhere on your face and body, and works by delivering pulses of focused laser energy to the target blood vessels until they become damaged and collapse. The destroyed blood vessels are then eliminated by your body’s natural immune process.
Because the Elite+ is a precision tool, your skin and surrounding tissues won’t be harmed during treatment.
What do Elite+ vein treatments feel like?
Treatments take anywhere between 5-30 minutes to complete, depending on the area you’re having treated. You may feel some tingling or a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin, but most people don’t find laser vein treatments to be painful.
How many Elite+ treatments will I need?
How many treatments are needed depends on your treatment goals and individual factors. Your Contours LaserSpa expert will design a treatment plan that is customized to meet your needs. In most cases, 2-4 sessions are needed for optimal results.
When will I see results?
You may see improvement in the appearance of your varicose veins immediately following your first treatment with Elite+. Full results are usually visible 1-2 weeks after treatment.
To learn more about how the skilled team at Contours LaserSpa tackles unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, call the office today, or schedule an appointment online.